Hearing customer feedback is something we truly appreciate. Here’s some from Jerry Wilson, that works himself as a technician at an Orthopaedic clinic in North Carolina, USA.
For 14 years as a left transtibial amputee, finding the perfect prosthetic foot was an ongoing journey for Jerry. He tried numerous options, each with its strengths. Then, Jerry discovered the Xtend Foot.
“I’ve been wearing another foot for years due to its smooth rollover, but the Xtend foot changed the game. It outshines in balance and stability, crucial for my active lifestyle. Whether I’m working, tending to my yard, or simply living life, I’m on my feet for 14 to 16 hours daily” Jerry claims.
With other feet, uneven terrain was a challenge, causing instability and discomfort. The Xtend foot, however, offers unparalleled stability. Now walking on grass or any irregular surface feels planted and balanced, relieving the soreness and pain he used to experience in his stump.
Jerry shared with both his wife and prosthetist that the Xtend foot feels just like his natural foot. He no longer switch out feet; as this has become his go-to, and he claims it would take something truly exceptional to make him consider a change.
“The Xtend foot isn’t just a prosthetic; it’s become an integral part of my life, providing the stability and confidence I need in every step I take” says Jerry.
Thanks for you feedback Jerry, and continue enjoying life on all kinds of ground!
Who are you?
My name is Sydney Marshburn and I am a recent above-knee amputee and the newest edition to the Lindhe Xtend Ambassadors! I am currently the Events & Outreach Manager at the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) and an amputee mentor at Click Medical. My life goal is to qualify for Team USA’s Para Alpine Ski team.
What’s your story?
Before my amputation, my body had been dealing with multiple life-threatening conditions and had been in survival mode for years. Four months before I became an amputee, doctors told me I would have to accept being in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. As a 22-year-old, this news was hard to process. Prior to my medical conditions becoming severe and unmanageable, I was a competitive swimmer from age nine to my senior year of high school; I led a very active lifestyle. In 2017 I was formally diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a progressive genetic condition caused by a defect in collagen. From that point on, my life revolved around hospital visits and surgeries. Ehlers-Danlos complications and its co-morbidities ultimately led to the amputation of my left leg.
In 2017, I had my first spinal fusion surgery. The operation was successful but left behind a rare complication called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in my left leg. I was being burned alive from the inside out. CRPS caused infections that would last 7 months at a time and would be made worse by the EDS (every time I dislocated/subluxed my left ankle or knee I would be left on fire for months). This happened for 4 years: ages 18 to 22. It got to the point where I couldn’t even sleep in my own bed or wear pants because having anything touch my skin made it burn even more. My condition progressed no matter what we tried. Doctors initially dismissed me but my blisters, swelling, and pain became too intense to ignore.
In August 2021, my leg became infected (due to the CRPS) and it started spreading. My surgeon said he would not be able to save my knee or anything below it and it would have to go ASAP, as it had become life threatening. 36 hours later, I lost my leg.
What does Xtend Your Life mean to you?
To me, “Xtend Your Life” is a mindset that means I have the tools necessary to live my life to the fullest. I plan to make the most of any situation that comes my way. The Lindhe Xtend prosthetic foot allows me to expand my limitations and adventure further than I ever could with two human legs.
Follow her on instagram @Sydneym87
Now we have one more Magnus at the company – who goes by the nick name Hagge as his last name is Hagberg – not to get him mixed up with our CFO. Magnus is hired as a Supply Chain and Operations Assistant and is a trained business administrator with previous experience as a project coordinator and masters excel at top level both privately as well as at work. Magnus also has great experience with purchasing, warehouse planning and needs assessment which really will come in handy considering our future here at Lindhe Xtend.
Even if structure, numbers and data makes Magnus tick, … he also has a more creative side, being a photographer as well as writing his own music on his electric bass. Training and health is another hobby and we can testify that we already experienced his great sense of humour.
Welcome and hope you will like it here Magnus!